The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.21

    Thank you David Harlow for hosting Grand Rounds this week on his site HealthBlawg, and also for contacting me personally that he selected my post Valentine Partner Pushups as one of the best medical posts of the week.The personal e-mail was a heal...

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  • Fast Fitness - Better Back and Leg Exercise When Vacuuming

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - Prevent lumbar disc degeneration, and strengthen and stretch your legs without needing a gym, trainer, or exercise equipment, or even changing your clothes:Notice if you bend wrong - pictured at right with red X. It m...

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  • Get Better Exercise From Your Chair

    How many times do you get in and out of a chair everyday? It could be enough for a fair amount of exercise, if you use muscles instead of leaning forward (photo shows terrible sitting) and flopping down.At a medical conference last year, a speake...

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  • Help Yourself

    Ivy from New Zealand wrote last week with an important reminder for readers who want to fix their pain:"Have just read your post re Captain Scott and knees - Don't Miss These Reasons It Doesn't Get Better."It reminded me of a conversation I had ye...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 3.45

    Thank you David E. Williams at the Health Business Blog for including my post Hip Stretch While You Strengthen Your Legs in Grand Rounds 3.45.In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doctors about a patient or topic. On the web, Grand Rounds i...

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  • Overlooked Ab Muscles in Overhead Lifts

    The cheerleaders in the photo at right are letting their lower spine overarch.Their hip tilts forward in front and sticks out in back.It is an unhealthy, pain-producing spine position.Can you see it?Can you see it better nowwith arrows showing the...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 3.27

    Thank you to Dr. Stuart Henochowicz, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P. for hosting Grand Rounds 3.27 this week on his blog MedViews. Grand Rounds is a collection of selected medical blogs of the week.Dr. Henochowicz included my post Muay Thai Monks on Horseb...

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  • Strengthen a Neighbor, Strengthen a Community

    Three years ago, Merlene's closest friend died. Merlene, who is 74, lost all motivation. Because she was not exercising, she gained a lot of weight. This is where Ivy came in...Ivy from New Zealand, frequent success story contributor, wrote me in...

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  • High Fat Meals Hurt Lung Function

    I am still getting caught up with work from the sports medicine meeting I attended in late May.An interesting study was presented at the pulmonary and respiratory physiology session -"Effects of a High-Fat Meal on Pulmonary Function in Healthy Sub...

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  • Grand Rounds Features Fitness Fixer Recycling on Grand Rounds Edition, "What's on the Menu?"

    Thank you Kerri at the blog SixUntilMe for including my Fast Fitness post Recycling and the Movie "Garbage Dreams" in this week's Grand Rounds.On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical posts from the past week. A differe...

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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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